We’re taking a look at laughs today, folks, and in this case maybe some unwarranted ones. It’s not often that we choose to look negatively on comedy; the world can always use more laughter, and in most instances we’re all too happy to suspend judgement and just allow people the opportunity to enjoy the feeling of hilarity that some movies can provide. That said, we always want to approach things with a critical eye, so today we’re going to be examining 10 extremely overrated comedies, and telling you why we aren’t as high on them as everyone else seems to be. Now, we’re not saying these are straight up bad movies—rather, we just don’t believe the hype—and that maybe there’s something out there a little more hilarious that you could invest your time in. So without further ado, here are 10 comedies that we feel are extremely overrated…what do you guys think?
10. Trainwreck (2015)
We’re loathe to put a female-fronted comedy on this list, as we feel like most any time a woman can make it in comedy it’s almost always hard-earned and well-deserved (we’re big Sarah Silverman fans). That said, we just didn’t get the hype when we finally saw Trainwreck, the 2015 comedy that starred Amy Schumer, Bill Hader and LeBron James (yeah, LeBron!). Trainwreck, which received some very serious critical and commercial success upon its release, was definitely a funny movie; Schumer is likable enough, and Hader is overdue for the comedic leading man role that he pulls off well here. Hell, even LeBron makes a couple of key jokes. So why is Trainwreck on here? For many of the same reasons why you’ll find some other Judd Apatow-produced comedies on here; pacing issues and a disappointing and predictable third act. Trainwreck was too long, and while we applaud Schumer for pushing the envelope with her sex-positive humor, allowing the movie to fall victim to the familiar trappings of the romantic comedy genre was definitely a disappointing thing for us to see.